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shooter, major nidal hassan. is he trying to get the death penalty. he wants the government to kill you? you want to be a marter for the cause? should we let that happen? should we let our government murder him? if he wants to be murdered by the government? ♪ >> shep: 20 past the hour. the attorney in the fort hood massacre says the suspect is trying to get the death penalty. he admits he did the shooting and he is trying to get the death penalty. attorney says he wants to have a reduced role in the case. the court-martial of nidal hassan begin the other day. he is acting as his own lawyer here but the court appointed a defense attorney if he needs them. they have to do that. and they accused him of wanting to be executed and led to an unexpected exchange that would end the trial for the day. jonathan hunt is in. how did this play how the oout? >> this stand by attorney is chris poppy. he said that the way major nidal hassan is defending himself is repugnant, as he put it, and he can't fulfill his professional obligation. he told the judge today talking about hassan, quote, it is clea
up sooner than expected. army major nadal hassan has only cross examined two of the witnesses called friday. they remember the terrifying moment the two opened fire. many thought it was a training exercise. hassan admits to killing 13 people and wounding 31 others in the 2009 rampage. hassan is charged with murder and could face the death penalty. >> the sister of an american missionary prisoner in north korea is begging the u.s. to help bring him home. her brother is having serious het problems and lost more than 50 pounds. he was arrested back in november accused of activities against the government. he was sentenced to hard labor and north korea is using his health problems as a bargaining chip to spark negotiations with the united states. >> extreme weather alert for you at daybreak in colorado crews will continue searching for a woman last seen clinging to a tree during flash flood and mud slide that left at least one person dead. witnesses saw the young women they describe her as having blonde hair on friday as they fled the rushing waters near colorado springs. two other peopl
-- an e-mail. martha: we have the latest from the courtroom of major nadal hassan. bill: 100 meeters per hour seen streaking across the screen. we'll tell you why. [♪] and you were like, "thanks, but what about thick & creamy and whips!" and we were like, "done and done! now it's out of everything yoplait makes." and you were all, "yum!" and we're like, "is it just us, or has this been a really good conversation?" and you were like, "i would talk, but my mouth is full of yogurt." yoplait. it is so good! martha: in california, an amazing display overnight. we are talking about th talkingd meteor shower. welcome back to the show. >> reporter: it's one of the most brilliant meteor showers earth gets to see. they are ice and rock fragments like shards from a comet. when the little bits hit our atmosphere they flare up into brilliant fire balls that we goat see for several nights. martha: i could have sworn i saw two different shooting stars over last weekend. is it just that area that sees them or did i see something that's unrelated? >> we have gone the pictures from croatia and china and
fans can take a page from the business section. not very nice, though. >>> army major nidal hassan gunned down dozens of people at fort hood and now he wants to be the next to die. they want off the case because they say hassan himself wants to be executed. ed lavandera covering the court-martial in texas for us. ed, what is the very latest on this? >> good morning. we are waiting for court procedure proceedings to bedwgin this morning. this is after everything was dramatically shut down in the courtroom yesterday after the three attorneys that are essentially standing by major hassan's side, he is acting as his own attorney, but the military has invited three attorneys that help him guide through any legal procedural issues. they are not actually speaking in the courtroom because hasan has been doing it. those three attorneys started voicing concerns. hasan is trying to help the prosecution to ensure that he gets the death penalty and those attorneys don't feel like they can stand by and watch that happen. as soon as the attorney said that the judge shut everything down and put in
resumes for major nadal hassan. they will hold a session without the military panel to go over autopsy photos. >> an hour later that trial will resume. yesterday fbi agents will be responding to the shooting testified one calling it the worst crime scene he has seen? 23 years on the job. another agent said there were bodies and medical equipment quote all over the floor. >> the justice department filed suit against the merger of u.s. airways and american airlines. if it does happen if this merger happens it could end up costing you. we will hear about that story and all of the other top business stories this morning. jolene, good morning. >> good morning. yesterday the department of justice sued american airlines and u.s. airways over their $11 million merger. it would cause substantial harm to consumers. how much will it cost you? americans will be hit with higher fares and fees because the merger would eliminate yet another competitor on more than 1,000 routes. share hoerlds might benefit creditors might benefit. the fact of the matter is skunlers will gets the shaft. the airline sai
continues today. major nidal hassan is acting as his own lawyer and told the court the evidence will clearly show he's the shooter. one of the shooting victims who survived says i has physical as well as emotional scars. >> i don't go to crowded places anymore. i 0 don't even go to the mall -- i don't even go to the mall. i don't take my child to disneyland. i can't deal with it. >> if convicted, he faces the death penalty. >>> the government in yemen says it foiled an al qaeda plot to take over key cities and blow up gas facilities. a u.s. drone strike overnight killed six suspected militants. this is the day of a most americans were evacuated from the embassy there. this is the fifth suspected u.s. drone attack in yemen in less than two weeks. >>> new security barriers have been set up outside of the u.s. embassy in yemen. air force this stems from an al qaeda threat that led to the closing of embassies and consulates across africa and the middle east. rudy giuliani says if the rus is forced to close embassies because of terrorist threats then the thrifts have won. >> we've gotta build up
's new president hassan rowhani. >> we turn to iran. they have a new president. some thing he's a moderate. >> yes. >> do you think there's such a thing? >> when you're talking about a moderate in iran you're talking a very narrow as spegts of it. perhaps the good news is rowhani really does have a belief that he needs to change the internal politics of iran that he needs to give a little bit more face to the people of iran that he needs to fix the economy, perhaps through that you can get some openings on the foreign policy side but i would not begin to believe that this is someone who's going to meadably begin to change the foreign policy. >> but should the united states take advantage of what might be a small opening with him, and if so, what should they do? >> first of all, keep in place the sanctions that are there so that they're continues to be pressure for change in iran. secondly by all means, make iran the aur that has been made repeatedly since 2006 and see if the change in circumstances politically in iran and the fact that the iranian econo
whether dimaggio might be their biological father. >>> closing arguments psychiatrist turned killer hassan argued against allowing the jury to discuss lesser charges. he offered no defense and did not testify. >>> the national archives released the final watergate tapes on the day four of his top advisers resigned, caught on tape saying he would never talk about watergate again and received phone calls of support. >>> got to show you this incredible video of a sinkhole swallowing an entire row of trees in assumption parish, louisiana. this sinkhole has been expanding for over a year. officials think it was caused by the drilling of a well into an underground salt mine. it's shocking to watch this happen just before your eyes and after a while it's like nothing happened. >> you're sure it wasn't a gator. >> sure it wasn't a gator-nado. >> i've watched "swamp people." >> we will have an investigation. >> shoot 'em, shoot 'em! i watch large amounts of reality shows. >> we need an intervention. indra, kate? >> believe me this is the least of my problems. >> no kidding. indra is keeping track o
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